Saturday, February 12, 2011

Strawberry Smoothies (sugar free • gluten free • low carb)

I have been on a smoothie kick for quite a while now. They taste delicious, are easy to throw together and you can make them chock-full of nutrition. I like to add homemade whey to mine to add more protein and nutrients, but they are just as delicious without. I mix it all up in my ninja, but any blender that blends ice really well will work.

The recipe below is just a basic strawberry one, but you can use anything you want. Blueberries or bananas are great in with the strawberry, or you can make a tropical one with mangos and pineapple, the possiblities are pretty much endless. I'm not trying to re-invent the wheel here, most people know how to make smoothies, but I wanted to share my favorite combination .... Soooo good!!

Strawberry Smoothies
Makes 2 Servings

2 C strawberries
1 C plain whole milk yogurt
1 Tb homemade whey, optional
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp pure stevia extract powder (or some other sweetener of your choice, or none at all)
2-3 C ice

Mix all ingredients in a blenda. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Sarah Smith said...

What a great idea to add in some whey! We love smoothies. My secret ingredient is sour cream. I add a dollop to the blender every time, and it makes the smoothies wonderfully rich and smooth. I also use frozen berries, and no ice.